Celtic Names

Male Names
  • Alan (Gaelic) - Rock [English speaking countries]

    The name Alan is of Celtic origin and was introduced to the English by the Breton followers of William the Conqueror. The exact meaning of the name is not entirely known although "rock" seems to be the most probable. There are many variations of this name

  • Angus (Gaelic) - One choice [English speaking countries]

    Angus is the anglicized form of the Scottish and Irish Gaelic name Aonghus. It is both a first name and surname.

  • Arthur (Gaelic) - Possibly "bear" or "stone" [English speaking countries]

    Arthur is a name that probably dates back as far as pre-Roman times in Britain. It is possibly derived from the Celtic "artos" (bear), the Irish Gaelic "art" (stone), or the Welsh term "arth gwyr," or "bear man." Its modern form may be based partly on t

  • Bowen (Welsh) - Son of Owen [English and Welsh speaking countries]
  • Brendan (Gaelic) - Prince [English speaking countries]

    Brendan is an Irish saint whose travels are narrated in the immram "The Voyage of St. Brendan".

  • Brenden (Gaelic) - Prince [English speaking countries]

    Respelling of Brendan.

  • Brendon (Gaelic) - Prince [English speaking countries]

    Respelling of Brendan.

  • Brice (French) - Dappled; freckled [English and French speaking countries]

    Brice probably comes from the Gaulish adjective "brictio", meaning "spotted, dappled", and which gave "brizh" in modern Breton.

    The name might have been originally attributed to boys who were born with freckles.

    [breess] is

  • Bruce (English) - N/A [English speaking countries]
  • Bryce (French) - Dappled; freckled [English speaking countries]
  • Cale (Gaelic) - Uncertain, perhaps "slender" [English speaking countries]
  • Callum (Latin) - Dove [English speaking countries]

    Callum was the 13th most popular boy's name in the UK in 2006, but is extremely rare in the US.

  • Campbell (Gaelic) - Crooked mouth [English speaking countries]

    The surname of a Scottish clan now also used as a first name. The meaning is unsure, but the name is often taken to be derived from 'cam' (crooked) and 'beul' (mouth).

  • Cannon (English) - Canon; a clergyman [English speaking countries]
  • Carey (Gaelic) - Well loved; stoney; castle dweller [English speaking countries]
  • Cary (English) - Uncertain; possibly pleasant stream [English speaking countries]

    At first a placename based on the Celtic name of a nearby river it later made the transfer to surname and finally in the twentieth century to given name.

  • Cedric (Literary) - N/A [English and French speaking countries]

    First used in Sir Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe." Possibly derived from a celtic word meaning "first choice."

    Cedric the Entertainer is an American comedian, and Cedric Diggory is a character in the Harry Potter series. The Nissan Cedric is a lu

  • Cian (Gaelic) - Ancient [English speaking countries]
  • Clyde (Gaelic) - N/A [English speaking countries]

    A river in Scotland. The Gaelic name is Cluaidh.

    It may mean "warm" as in Welsh clyd, "snug", or perhaps it has the more appropriate meaning of "powerful enough to be heard from a distance".

  • Codey (Gaelic) - Descendant of Cuidighthigh; son of Óda [English speaking countries]
  • Cody (Gaelic) - Descendant of Cuidighthigh; son of Óda [English speaking countries]

    An anglicised form of one of the Gaelic surnames 'Ó Cuidighthigh' (descendant of Cuidighthigh - originally a byname for a helpful person) or 'Mac Óda' (son of Óda).

  • Cohen (Hebrew) - Priest [English and Gaelic speaking countries]

    Cohen is either a Jewish surname from the Hebrew 'kohen' (priest) or an anglicised Irish surname from 'Ó Cadhan' (descendant of Cadhan).

    Cohen is not a personal name in Hebrew. In the Jewish faith, a kohen is assumed to be a direct male de

  • Coleman (Gaelic) - Dove; descendant of Clumhán [English speaking countries]

    Coleman is a name and (more commonly) a surname with several different origins. As both an Irish and an English surname it is derived through Old Irish from the Latin 'columba' ('dove'). It can also be an anglicization of the Irish Gaelic surname Ó Clumhá

  • Colin (Gaelic) - Dove [English speaking countries]

    Colin may also have originated as a nickname for Nicholas. Famous bearers include former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, golfer Colin Montgomerie and actors Colin Baker, Colin Farrell and Colin Firth.

    The name is particularly popular o

  • Connor (Gaelic) - Lover of hounds; hound nobleman [English speaking countries]
  • Conor (Gaelic) - Lover of hounds; hound nobleman [English and Gaelic speaking countries]

    Conor is particularly popular in Ireland - it was the 3rd most popular name there in 2006.

  • Constantine (Latin) - Steadfast [English speaking countries]
  • Craig (Gaelic) - Cliff; rock [English speaking countries]

    A craig or a crag is a rocky hill or mountain. A crag and tail formation is formed when a glacier passes over resilient rock (usually of the igneous kind - granite, for example) which cannot be eroded. The rock is left protruding from the terrain. An exam

  • Darragh (Gaelic) - Fertile [English and Gaelic speaking countries]
  • Denzel (Cornish) - N/A [English speaking countries]

    Traditional Cornish name slightly anglicized with an additional "e", yet used for centuries.

    Famous bearers include American actor Denzel Washington.

  • Denzell (Cornish) - N/A [English speaking countries]
  • Dewayne (Gaelic) - Dark, black [English speaking countries]
  • Dillon (Welsh) - N/A [English speaking countries]
  • Donnell (Gaelic) - World rule [English speaking countries]
  • Donovan (Gaelic) - Dark chieftain [English speaking countries]
  • Douglas (Gaelic) - Black water [English speaking countries]

    Douglas was formerly used as a girl's name in English during the 17th and 18th centuries, but is now considered to be exclusively masculine.

  • Duane (Gaelic) - Dark, black [English speaking countries]
  • Dwayne (Gaelic) - Dark, black [English speaking countries]
  • Eoin (Hebrew) - God is gracious [English and Gaelic speaking countries]

    Popular anglicized form of the Irish form of John.
    It may also be an anglicized form of Irish Eoghan.

  • Ervin (English) - Green water; boar friend [English and Hungarian speaking countries]

    Ervin is a variant of the surname Irvine, which has three separate origins. It can be from one of two places in Scotland, either Irvine or Irving. Both places are named for a Celtic river whose name probably meant 'green water'. It can also be derived fro

  • Finlay (Gaelic) - Fair warrior [English speaking countries]

    Though it has gained some popularity as a female name in the U.S., Finlay is masculine in all other English-speaking regions.

  • Fraser (English) - Uncertain, perhaps "from Frisia" [English speaking countries]
  • Gannon (Gaelic) - White, fair-haired [English speaking countries]

    Gannon is predominantly a surname. It is an anglicised form ultimately derived from the Gaelic name Fionnán, which is itself derived from 'fionn' (white, fair).

  • Glen (Gaelic) - Valley [English speaking countries]
  • Gordon (English) - Large fort [English speaking countries]

    Gordon is a Scottish clan name, that is now used as a first name. Gordon Brown is the current British Prime Minister.

    Flash Gordon was a comic strip, television show and film. Gordon is also the name of the Big Engine in Thomas the Tank Eng

  • Graham (English) - Abode [English speaking countries]
  • Grant (French) - Great; tall [English speaking countries]

    Grant is both a personal name and a surname. It is the surname of 18th President of the United States and Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant.

  • Hamish (Hebrew) - Supplanter [English speaking countries]

    An Anglicized version of Sheumais, a version of Seumas. It is popular in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

  • Hugh (Germanic) - Mind, heart or spirit [English speaking countries]

    Hugh was a name of several medieval rulers. There were six Dukes of Burgundy named Hugh, four Counts of Angolême, 4 kings of Cyprus and 13 of Lusignan. Several of the Hughs of Lusignan (Lusignan is a town close to Poitiers in France) were also kings of Cy

  • Ian (Hebrew) - God is forgiving [English speaking countries]

    Ian is a modern Scottish form of the name John. It was not used in Scotland until the late nineteenth century, though it has since become quite popular throughout the English-speaking world.

  • Irvin (English) - Green water; boar friend [English speaking countries]

    Irvin is a variant of the surname Irvine, which has three separate origins. It can be from one of two places in Scotland, either Irvine or Irving. Both places are named for a Celtic river whose name probably meant 'green water'. It can also be derived fro

  • Irving (English) - Green water; boar friend [English speaking countries]

    Irving is a variant of the surname Irvine, which has three separate origins. It can be from one of two places in Scotland, either Irvine or Irving. Both places are named for a Celtic river whose name probably meant 'green water'. It can also be derived fr

  • Kale (Gaelic) - Uncertain, perhaps "slender" [English speaking countries]

    Kale is an anglicized spelling of the Irish name Cáel. It is also the Hawaiian form of Charles, pronounced "KAH leh." Kale is also the name of a leafy green vegetable, similar to cabbage.

  • Kegan (Gaelic) - Son of Aodhagáin [English speaking countries]
  • Kelvin (English) - From the River Clyde [English speaking countries]

    Kelvin is a Scottish name derived from the river Clyde, and Glasgow as an area, Kelvinside, named after it.
    The form of the name has probably been influenced by Melvin.

  • Kendrick (Gaelic) - Son of Henry [English speaking countries]

    Kendrick might be derived from the Old Welsh Cynwrig, composed of cyn (high, chief) and gwr, wr (hero, man) or wrig (hill, summit).
    As a Scottish surname, it is a short form of MacEanraig (son of Henry; son of the home rule).
    It may also be

  • Kevan (Gaelic) - Beautiful at birth [English speaking countries]
  • Kieran (Gaelic) - Little dark one [English speaking countries]
  • Kinley (Gaelic) - Fair hero [English speaking countries]

    Probably a back-formation from the surname MacKinley.

    "Kinley" is an anglicization of Fhionnlaoich (Fionnlaigh/Fionnlagh), a patronymic from the early personal name that was later anglicized as Finley.
    It is composed of the elements

  • Kinsley (Gaelic) - Descendant of Cinnsealach [English speaking countries]
  • Lachlan (Gaelic) - Warrior from the Land of the Lochs [English speaking countries]

    This spelling is more commonly used in North America and Australia.

  • Lane (English) - Lane [English speaking countries]
  • Liam (Germanic) - Will, desire and helmet, protection [English speaking countries]

    This name is a short form of the Irish name Uilliam (William) which is now use independently as a given name. As a Hebrew name, Liam means "my people; I have a nation".

    Famous bearers include 'Oasis' singer Liam Gallagher, former Irish Tao

  • Malcolm (Gaelic) - Columba's servant [English speaking countries]

    Gaelic name meaning "follower or devotee of the dove", where the dove is usually St. Columba.

    It was a popular name among Scottish nobility, and the first name of black Muslim Minister and Civil Rights leader Malcolm X.

  • Malcom (Gaelic) - Columba's servant [English speaking countries]
  • Marvin (Welsh) - Uncertain, possibly eminent marrow [English speaking countries]

    Marvin is generally considered a Medieval variant of Mervyn, resulting from the regular Middle English change of 'er' to 'ar'.

    It could also be derived from the Welsh Myrddyn, meaning "sea fort". In this case Marvin is related to Merlin, as

  • Neal (Gaelic) - Uncertain; possibly champion or cloud [English speaking countries]
  • Neil (Gaelic) - Uncertain; possibly champion or cloud [English speaking countries]

    Famous Neils include the first man to walk on the Moon, Neil Armstrong, writers Neil Gaiman and Neil Postman, and singers Neil Diamond and Neil Tennant of the 'Pet Shop Boys'. Neil Kinnock is a British politician, who was leader of the Labour Party in the

  • Nolan (Gaelic) - Chariot-fighter, champion [English speaking countries]
  • Norman (Gaelic) - Thor mind, Thor courage [English speaking countries]

    It is also used as an anglicisati

  • Oran (Gaelic) - Dark-haired [English speaking countries]

    Anglicized form of Odhrán, it is derived from Irish odhra meaning 'dark-haired'. St Oran was Irish but spent much of his life spreading Christianity in Scotland.

  • Orin (Gaelic) - Little green one [English speaking countries]

    Orin could also be a variant of Hebrew name Oren.

  • Owen (Gaelic) - Well born, yew born [English and Welsh speaking countries]

    The Welsh name Owen, modern form of Owain, is generally considered to derive from Latin Eugenius "well-born". The Irish name Eoghan may also appear anglicized as Owen but has a different origin.

    Owen Tudor was the grandfather of English kin

  • Quill (Gaelic) - Descendant of Coll [English and Gaelic speaking countries]
  • Quillan (Gaelic) - Descendant of Coll [English speaking countries]
  • Quinlan (Gaelic) - Gently-shaped fellow; Perfection of form [English speaking countries]
  • Ramsey (English) - Wild garlic island [English speaking countries]
  • Ronald (Norse) - Ruler with counsel [English speaking countries]

    From the Old norse, composed of the elements meaning "Advice; decision; the gods" and "ruler".

    Ronald Reagan was President of the United States 1981-9. Ronald McDonald is the clown mascot of restaurant chain McDonald's and Ronald Weasley is

  • Ross (Gaelic) - Bluff or Cliff [English speaking countries]

    Ross is a region of north Scotland. The Ross Ice Shelf is the largest ice shelf in Antarctica, it was named after Captain James Ross who discovered it in 1841. It was the place where James Scott and his party died, having failed to become the first people

  • Scott (English) - Painted warrior [English speaking countries]

    Came originally from Old English to mean Scotsman.

    Robert Scott was the leader of the losing team in the 'Race to the Pole', and died on his return. Walter Scott was a novelist.

    'Beam me up, Scotty' is a phrase associated wi

  • Sean (Hebrew) - God is gracious [English and Gaelic speaking countries]

    The Irish form of John. Famous bearers include actors Sean Connery - the first James Bond, Sean Bean, Sean Astin - Samwise Gamgee in the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy, Sean "Puffy" or "P. Diddy" Combs and Sean Penn.

  • Shawn (Hebrew) - God is gracious [English speaking countries]

    Respelling of Sean, an Anglicized variant of Seán.

  • Stewart (English) - Guardian of the house [English speaking countries]

    From the English word, steward, or caretaker of the house.

  • Stuart (English) - Guardian of the house [English speaking countries]
  • Troy (French) - Troyes [English speaking countries]

    Troy, as a surname, derives from the French city of Troyes. The ancient Greek island of Troy is, presumably, why Troy has become popular as a first name. The meaning is unknown. The name can also be an anglicisation of the Gaelic Troightheach, which me

  • Trystan (Gaelic) - Tumult [English and Welsh speaking countries]

    The Welsh spelling of Tristan.

  • Wallace (French) - Foreigner [English speaking countries]
  • Walter (Germanic) - Ruler of the army [English speaking countries]

    From the combination of the Germanic elements "rule" and "army".

    Famous Walters include journalist Walter Cronkite, author Walter Scott, explorer and sailor Walter Raleigh. Animator Walt Disney was a Walter.

Female Names
  • Aislinn (Gaelic) - Dream [English speaking countries]

    Respelling of the Gaelic word 'aisling'.

  • Annabel (Latin) - Easy to love [English speaking countries]

    Either an elaboration of Anna, or a past misreading of the name Amabel.

    'Annabel Lee' is a poem by Edgar Allan Poe, about a woman who Poe loved, even after her death.

    The name is borne by former English tennis player Annabel

  • Aoife (Gaelic) - Beautiful; radiant; joyful [English and Gaelic speaking countries]

    According to Irish legend, Aoife was the greast female warrior in the world. This is currently a very popular name in Ireland.

  • Arabella (English) - N/A [English speaking countries]

    Although the ultimate origin is unsure, it most likely lies in the name Annabel or Anabella. Arabella was likely a misspelling or a spelling change which first made its appearance in the 1600's and caught on. It appeared in both England and Scotland in re

  • Arwen (Welsh) - Fair, fine [English and Welsh speaking countries]
  • Ashlyn (Gaelic) - Dream [English speaking countries]

    Anglicisation of the Irish name Aisling.

  • Bonnie (English) - Pretty [English speaking countries]

    From the Scottish dialect word meaning 'pretty'.

  • Bree (Gaelic) - The exalted one [English speaking countries]

    Nickname for names beginning with 'Bri' or the 'Bree' sound such as Bridget or Brianna.

  • Brenda (Norse) - Sword [English speaking countries]

    Possibly from the Old Norse word 'brand' meaning 'sword', or a feminine form of Brendan. The name was used first in Scotland, and has since spread to the rest of the world.

    Brenda Lee is an American country singer and Brenda Blethyn is an E

  • Bridget (Gaelic) - The exalted one [English speaking countries]

    Bríd was the name of a Celtic fire goddess. St Brigid or Bridget of Kildare was a 5th century saint, who formed the monastery at Kildare. Many of the qualities associated with Bríd have since become associated with her.

    St Bridget or Birgi

  • Bridgette (Gaelic) - The exalted one [English speaking countries]

    Elaboration of Bridget.

  • Britt (Gaelic) - The exalted one [English and Swedish speaking countries]
  • Britta (Gaelic) - The exalted one [English and Swedish speaking countries]
  • Caoimhe (Gaelic) - Gentleness; beauty [English speaking countries]
  • Cara (Gaelic) - Friend [English speaking countries]
  • Cathleen (Gaelic) - Pure [English speaking countries]
  • Catrina (Greek) - Pure [English speaking countries]

    Catrina is an anglicised form of Catríona, a Scottish and Irish form of Katherine.

  • Ciara (Gaelic) - Dark [English and Gaelic speaking countries]

    Ciara is an Irish name derived from the Irish Gaelic word "ciar," meaning "dark." It is traditionally pronounced "KEER ah," with a hard K. This name is the original version of the anglicised variants Keira and Kira. In the US, Ciara is frequently prono

  • Ciarra (Gaelic) - Dark [English speaking countries]

    Variant spelling of Ciara.

  • Ciera (Gaelic) - Dark [English speaking countries]

    Alternative spelling of Ciara.

  • Deidra (Gaelic) - Uncertain, perhaps "sorrow, grief" [English speaking countries]

    Respelling of Deirdre.

  • Deidre (Gaelic) - Uncertain, perhaps "sorrow, grief" [English speaking countries]

    Respelling of Deirdre.

  • Edna (Gaelic) - Kernel; nut [English speaking countries]

    Derived from the Hebrew, Edna is found in the apocryphal book Tobit, as the name of the mother of Sarah and stepmother of Tobias.

    Edna is also an anglicized form of Irish Eithne.

  • Jennifer (Cornish) - White; fair; smooth [English speaking countries]

    Jennifer joined the US top 1000 names in 1938. It rose until in 1970 it was the #1 name in USA, it held that place until 1985 and has been in decline ever since. In 2006 it was the 51st most popular name in America.

    Famous bearers include

  • Kaylin (Gaelic) - Slender and fair [English speaking countries]
  • Kendra (Gaelic) - Son of Henry [English speaking countries]

    Modern feminine form of Kendrick.

  • Linsey (English) - Uncertain, perhaps "dark lake"; Lincoln [English speaking countries]
  • Maeve (Gaelic) - Intoxicating [English speaking countries]

    Anglicization of the Gaelic name Maebh (also Méabh, Madhbh, Medb).

    Medb was the great warrior queen of Connacht in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. Her name might be related to mad (child), or to meisce and mean "the cause of great into

  • Mari (Hebrew) - Uncertain, maybe bitter [English, Japanese and Welsh speaking countries]

    As a Japanese name, Mari may be written with the characters for "truth" (ma) and "reason; truth" (ri). Other possibilities include "ten thousand" or "flax" for 'ma' and "hometown; village" (ri).

    Mari is a nickname for the Russian name Mariy

  • Mary (Hebrew) - Bitter [English speaking countries]

    Originally a Middle English Anglicized form of the French "Marie," derived from the Latin "Maria," and ultimately from the Hebrew name of uncertain origin "Miryam".

    This is the New Testament form of Miriam, which St. Jerome derives from ele

  • Maura (Latin) - Moor [English, Italian and Spanish speaking countries]

    Of Celtic origin, perhaps derived from the Gaelic 'mohr' (great).
    It is also used as an Anglicized form of Máire.

    Alternatively, Maura is a feminine form of the Latin Maurus (dark-skinned).

  • Maureen (Hebrew) - Uncertain, maybe bitter [English speaking countries]

    Anglicized form of Máirín.

  • Moira (Hebrew) - Uncertain, maybe bitter [English speaking countries]

    Anglicized form of Máire.

  • Norah (English) - N/A [English speaking countries]
  • Oona (Latin) - One [English speaking countries]
  • Paisley (English) - N/A [English speaking countries]

    Paisley is a town in Scotland, near to Glasgow. It was famous for its weaving industry in the 19th century - Paisley pattern, which involves a Persian inspired tear-shaped design, comes from the town.

  • Rhiannon (Welsh) - Nymph [English and Welsh speaking countries]

    Rhiannon is the goddess of horses in Welsh mythology. Rhiannon is also the title of a Fleetwood Mac song.

  • Sabrina (Gaelic) - A Welsh river name [English speaking countries]

    Sabrina is linked to the River Severn in England, either through being the Goddess of the Severn, or being a nymph (also known as Hafren) who drowned in Severn, and so gave it her name. It is more likely that the character derived her name from the river,

  • Tara (Gaelic) - Crag; hill [English speaking countries]

    A name of Devi, the Divine Mother, used in the Tantras.

Gender Neutral Names
  • Ainsley (Gaelic) - Hermitage in or at the clearing or wood [English speaking countries]

    A derivative of Ansley, a Scottish surname of a habituation nature. Has enjoyed moderate success in the latest trend of choosing surnames as given names. Traditionally a masculine name, it is sometimes used in these modern times for a girl.

  • Avalon (Welsh) - Apple tree [English speaking countries]

    Avalon is a legendary place name of uncertain origin.
    It is probably derived from afal (apple) and ynys (island), which gave the Welsh male name Afallon.

  • Aydan (Gaelic) - Little fire [English and Turkish speaking countries]

    Aydan is a respelling of Aidan, the standard anglicization of the Gaelic Aodhán. In Turkish it is an unrelated female name.

  • Brennan (Gaelic) - Descendant of Braonán [English speaking countries]
  • Cameron (Gaelic) - Crooked nose [English speaking countries]

    Cameron is used both as a surname and a given name; the Camerons are a clan from the Scottish Highlands. The name is believed to be from the Gaelic 'cam' (crooked) and 'srón' (nose).

    Cameron Crowe is a film director, and Cameron Mackintosh

  • Casey (English) - From Cayce [English speaking countries]

    Casey was first used as an honorary nickname for American folk hero Jonathan 'Casey' Jones. He acquired his nickname from his birthplace, Cayce, in Kentucky. Casey is also a last name, an anglicised form of the Irish Gaelic surname Ó Cathasaigh. This mean

  • Cassidy (Gaelic) - Curly [English speaking countries]

    Anglicised form of the Gaelic surname Ó Caiside ('descendant of Caiside'). This surname is currently also used as a first name for both genders. It was the surname of Wild West bank and train robber Butch Cassidy, and American singer Eva Cassidy.

  • Denny (Greek) - Feaster [English speaking countries]
  • Devin (Gaelic) - Descendant of Damhán [English speaking countries]

    Anglicised form of the Gaelic surname Ó Damháin, which means 'descendant of Damhán'.

  • Erin (Gaelic) - From Ireland [English speaking countries]

    Erin is taken from the Gaelic Eirinn, meaning "of Eire" - Eire being the Irish name for Ireland. Erin was used as a poetic name for Ireland for several centuries but it is not normally bestowed as a given name in that country.

    It became po

  • Finn (Gaelic) - Fair [English speaking countries]
  • Kendal (Gaelic) - Valley of the River Kent [English speaking countries]

    From the place name Kendal in Cumbria, recorded in 1095 as Kircabikendala ‘village with a church in the valley of the Kent river’.
    It is also an Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Cynddelw, which was borne by a famous 12th-century Welsh poe

  • Kerry (Gaelic) - Country of the children of Ciar [English speaking countries]

    County Kerry is located in the Munster region of the Republic of Ireland.
    The name of the county may mean "country of the children of Ciar", ciar meaning "dark" and probably implying "dark hair and brown eyes".

  • Lesley (Gaelic) - Holly Garden [English speaking countries]

    First seen in a Robert Burn's poem, Lesley is a variant of the name Leslie.

  • Leslie (Gaelic) - Holly Garden [English speaking countries]

    From the Gaelic surname for the lands of Lesslyn in Aberdeenshire, the words "leas cuilinn" meaning garden of hollies.

    Leslie was the birth name of the 38th President Gerald R. Ford. President Ford was adopted as a baby.

  • Lindsay (Gaelic) - Uncertain, perhaps "dark lake"; Lincoln [English speaking countries]

    Lindsay is derived from the Brithonic name "Lindissi," a corruption of the Latin "Lindum Colonia" - the Roman name for Lincoln. "Lindum" may derive from the old Gaeli "lindu," meaning "dark lake." Lindsay is a unisex name today, usually feminine in the

  • Lindsey (English) - Uncertain, perhaps "dark lake"; Lincoln [English speaking countries]

    Lindsey is a variant spelling of Lindsay, but can also come from a Middle English phrase meaning "Lelli's island."

  • London (English) - From London [English speaking countries]

    London itself is of obscure etymology, but is possibly connected with the Celtic element 'lond' which means 'wild'. The Latinised Roman name for London was Londinium.

  • Morgan (Welsh) - Uncertain, perhaps bright sea [English and Welsh speaking countries]

    From the Old Welsh masculine name Morcant, which is derived from Welsh mor (sea) or mawr (great), and can (bright, white) or cant (circle, completion).
    This name is common as a surname in both Wales and Ireland and is becoming increasingly popular

  • Reagan (Gaelic) - Descendent of Riagán [English speaking countries]

    Anglicized form of the Irish surname Ó Ríagáin ("descendent of Riagán").
    The meaning is uncertain. It is likely to be related to rí and thus means "like a king", or it may come from ríogach and mean "impulsive".

    Ronald Reagan was th

  • Regan (Gaelic) - N/A [English speaking countries]

    In Shakespeare's 'King Lear', Regan is one of King Lear's daughters, who turns against her father once she has been given her inheritance.

  • Rory (Gaelic) - Red king [English speaking countries]

    Anglicized form of Ruaidhrí.

    As a girl's name, Rory is a pet form of several names including Aurora or Aurelia.

    Famous male Rorys include comedians Rory Bremner and Rory McGrath, and actors Rory Cochrane and Rory Culkin. Fam

  • Shannon (Hebrew) - God is gracious [English speaking countries]

    The River Shannon is the longest river in Ireland.

    Shannon Lucid is an astronaut and Shannon Elizabeth is an actress. Examples of male Shannons include musicians Shannon Hoon and Shannon Leto.

  • Sheridan (Gaelic) - Long lived treasure [English speaking countries]
  • Tracey (English) - Thracius' place [English speaking countries]

    Also an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Treasach ('warlike, fierce')